/

KANTO

“Realism: Its Potential and Challenge” (Painting)

HOKI MUSEUM

by Tomohiro Osaki

Staff Writer

Since its grand opening in 2010, the Hoki Museum’s dedication to the showing of realistic paintings has attracted many visitors from across the nation. This exhibition is part of the museum’s second anniversary celebration and it showcases a total of 60 works, 40 of which are being publicly shown for the first time.

Included among the 40 new works are those commissioned specially for the exhibition. Unlike previous shows, the lineup comprises paintings from many genres with different themes, thus offering a diverse range of styles; till May. 19.

Hoki Museum; (043) 205-1500; 3-15 Asumigaoka-Higashi, Midori-ku, Chiba; Toke Station, JR Sotobo Line. 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. ¥1,500. Closed Tue., Dec. 30-Jan. 1. www.hoki-museum.jp/en/index.html.